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15 FUN & INTERESTING Facts About Owls! (2019)

15 FUN & INTERESTING Facts About Owls! (2019)

Whoooooooo doesn’t love owls?!   See what I did there?   Owls are intriguing creatures that easily capture the interest and attention of everyone, including kids and non-birders. These mysterious and wise-looking birds are unique and have many secrets that most people don’t know!   Today, you will learn 15 facts about owls that will make your head spin! Owl Head Turn GIF from Owl […]

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15 FUN & INTERESTING Facts about Blue Jays! [2019]

15 FUN & INTERESTING Facts about Blue Jays! [2019]

Blue Jays are one of the most recognizable birds in North America!   You don’t need to be an expert to identify these colorful, loud, intelligent birds.   But guess what?   There is a lot more to know about Blue Jays than blue feathers and a boisterous personality!   Today, you are going to learn 15 fun facts about Blue Jays! RELATED: How To Attract […]

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Feeding Birds 101: Everything You NEED To Get Started Today!

Feeding Birds 101: Everything You NEED To Get Started Today!

So you want to start feeding birds?   I couldn’t be happier and more excited for you!   Feeding wild birds is one of the MOST rewarding activities you can do in your backyard. Not only is the hobby beneficial for birds, but it provides many benefits for humans! Table of Contents: The 3 Items You MUST HAVE For Feeding Birds 10 Additional Tips for […]

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20 PROVEN Plants That Attract Butterflies [2019 Guide]

20 PROVEN Plants That Attract Butterflies [2019 Guide]

So you are looking for plants that attract butterflies?   Well, you are not alone!   Butterfly gardening – the art of planting flowers and plants to entice butterflies into your yard – is rapidly growing in popularity. *Skip directly to the 20 featured butterfly plants!* Most gardeners have realized these winged beauties not only play an important role in pollinating other plants, but they […]

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12 BEST Drones With a CAMERA! (ALL Price Ranges, 2019)

12 BEST Drones With a CAMERA! (ALL Price Ranges, 2019)

So you want a camera drone that takes incredible video & pictures?   Well, you have come to the right place!   Today, I am going to recommend 12 drones that are fun to fly, affordable, AND include a camera.   But before we begin, here are two things you should know about my list:   #1: The camera drones below are organized by cost. […]

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TOP Drones For Kids! [12 Affordable Options For ALL Ages]

TOP Drones For Kids! [12 Affordable Options For ALL Ages]

“What are the best drones to buy for kids?“   I was pondering the above question as I watched my 7-year old nephew operate my new drone. Incredibly, he was able to pick up the remote controller, turn the drone on, and fly much better than I initially could. Talk about feeling old! 🙂   Because of his enthusiasm and interest towards my drone, I […]

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The 8 BEST Binoculars To Take On a Safari! [2019]

The 8 BEST Binoculars To Take On a Safari! [2019]

Are you going on an African safari?   First, I want to say CONGRATULATIONs. You must be extremely excited! Taking a safari and looking for nature’s most spectacular wildlife is on almost everyone’s bucket list.   Second, I’m sure you are thinking about the gear you need to pack! *Table of Contents: The BEST Safari Binoculars* Gold Class: Over $1,500 (2 binoculars) Silver Class: $500 […]

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The BEST Squirrel Baffles For ANY Situation (11 Ideas!)

The BEST Squirrel Baffles For ANY Situation (11 Ideas!)

Preventing squirrels from climbing onto your bird feeders is the BIGGEST problem that most bird feeding hobbyists encounter in their backyard! And while many strategies can help, one of the best ways to stop these acrobatic and persistent rodents is to use a squirrel baffle to make sure they can’t climb up your bird feeder pole (or jump down from above!). RELATED: 7 Effective Ways To […]

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20 FUN & INTERESTING Facts About Cardinals (2019)

20 FUN & INTERESTING Facts About Cardinals (2019)

The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is one of the most familiar and easily recognizable birds in North America!   And it’s easy to see why!   Cardinals have an incredible combination of being easy to see in your backyard AND breathtaking plumage. In my opinion, the Northern Cardinal can be credited with drawing more people into the hobby of bird feeding and birding than any […]

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Bluebird Houses: The Definitive Guide (Includes 7 FREE Plans!)

Bluebird Houses: The Definitive Guide (Includes 7 FREE Plans!)

So you want a bluebird house in your backyard?   Well, you have come to the right place.   In this post, I have included everything you need to know about getting started with bluebird houses: (Click the hyperlinked text below to skip to that specific section!)   7 Free Bluebird House Plans Easy DIY Videos/PDF’s you can build yourself! Learn the seven features that […]

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How To Attract Bluebirds: 6 Proven Tips (2019)

How To Attract Bluebirds: 6 Proven Tips (2019)

Almost anywhere you live in North America; you have the opportunity to attract bluebirds.   And seriously, why would you not want these beautiful birds in your backyard?   Personally, I think there is nothing more beautiful than seeing a bluebird in the snow. The incredible contrast of colors always stops me in my tracks to watch.   And I’m also reminded of bluebirds every […]

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8 BEST Drones For Beginners To Try! [DEFINITIVE GUIDE – 2019]

8 BEST Drones For Beginners To Try! [DEFINITIVE GUIDE – 2019]

I have been contemplating buying a drone.   The main reason is that I want the ability to take incredible videos and photos of landscapes and wildlife.   And let’s be honest, they look incredibly fun to fly!   It was recommended to me that before spending a significant amount of money on a pricey drone that has lots of features, I should buy something […]

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Birds In The Garden: 10 PROVEN Tips to Attract & Deter

Birds In The Garden: 10 PROVEN Tips to Attract & Deter

Are you a bird enthusiast that wants to learn how to attract birds to your garden?   Or are you a garden enthusiast that wishes to deter birds from your garden?   Regardless of your answer, The Gardening Dad is here today to bring you proven solutions! After hours of research, trial and error, and talking to experts in the industry I have constructed:   […]

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13 FREE Birdhouse Plans (Easy PDF/Video Instructions!)

13 FREE Birdhouse Plans (Easy PDF/Video Instructions!)

Before searching the internet for birdhouse plans, you should start by answering the following question:   What species of birds do you want to nest in your backyard?   Here’s why:   There are THOUSANDS of different free birdhouse plans available online, from small houses for chickadees to platform nests for robins to large nest boxes for owls. The size, style, and location of your […]

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16 Best Lenses for Wildlife Photography (Nikon & Canon)

16 Best Lenses for Wildlife Photography (Nikon & Canon)

Are you looking to take better photographs of animals and birds?   Well, it’s no secret that the closer your camera can zoom, the more dramatic and interesting your pictures become.   On the other hand, while taking pictures of wildlife, it’s imperative to respect nature and not cause any stress or harm. You don’t want to alter an animal’s natural behavior in any way. […]

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Safflower Seed 101: Everything You Need To Know!

Safflower Seed 101: Everything You Need To Know!

Safflower seed is a popular food for backyard birds. And the funny part is most people (myself included) find safflower useful not because of the birds it attracts, but for the creatures that DON’T eat safflower! (More on this below 🙂 )   Today, you will learn everything you need to know about safflower! What is safflower seed and where does it come from?  What […]

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Attract Orioles With These 5 SIMPLE Strategies (2019)

Attract Orioles With These 5 SIMPLE Strategies (2019)

Why is attracting orioles to your backyard so fun and exciting?   I think it’s a combination of a few things. First, regardless of the species (Baltimore, Orchard, Bullocks), orioles are absolutely gorgeous! I think their exotic orange plumage makes them look like they belong in a rain forest instead of the United States and Canada. The other reason is that even though orioles are […]

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Oriole Feeders: The 8 Best To Try This Summer! (2019)

Oriole Feeders: The 8 Best To Try This Summer! (2019)

Seeing orioles at my backyard bird feeders is always exciting. Not only are these birds beautiful with their striking orange plumage, but seeing them is a sure sign that Summer is just around the corner, as most orioles arrive back to their northern breeding range sometime in May.   But attracting orioles to your bird feeders presents challenges because they have an entirely different diet […]

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Best Bird Feeders For Small Birds (7 PROVEN Choices!)

Best Bird Feeders For Small Birds (7 PROVEN Choices!)

When most people start feeding birds in their backyard, they envision lots of beautiful species quietly sharing the food you have provided. They think somehow the birds will realize that there is plenty to go around and everyone will take turns getting their fill.   Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long to realize that not only do the small songbirds appreciate your free food, but so do […]

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7 Effective Suet Feeders That Attract Woodpeckers!

7 Effective Suet Feeders That Attract Woodpeckers!

Through the years, I have tried to find the BEST suet feeders for my backyard, constantly experimenting looking for the ones that attract the most birds.   I have found there are COUNTLESS types of suet feeders that you can purchase, and they vary significantly in price, design, and quality.   In this article, I plan on showing you some of the BEST suet feeders […]

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